Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report.
Study finds drug could have new applications in non-diabetics.
Researchers have discovered a key clue into the development of the pancreas and brain by studying rare patients born without a pancreas. The study, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and University of Exeter also identified an unexpected pathway in human pancreas development, and confirmed this in mice. Understanding how the pancreas forms could help develop replacement cells to treat patients with type 1 diabetes in the future.
Whether a wound -- such as a diabetic foot ulcer -- heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that wound.
There has been a fierce debate over the last decade or so about the health benefits of omega-6 fatty acids. One side believes they are too ubiquitous in the diet and fuel the inflammation underpinning many of today's chronic diseases. Another side believes that the most consumed omega-6 -- linoleic acid (LA) -- could be just as important as omega-3s in reducing disease risk.
Metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to researchers at the University of Dundee. The findings of the study if implemented could potentially save the NHS billions of pounds every year and offer hope for millions of patients across the globe.
Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
The quest to satisfy the sweet tooth without adding to the waistline has a new weapon in its arsenal: a strain of yeast that can metabolize lactose, the sugar in dairy products, into tagatose, a natural sweetener with less than half the calories of table sugar.
Scientists at the University of Illinois developed new purple corn hybrids with differing combinations of phenols in the pericarp that fight obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance, a new study in mice suggests. The pericarp also provides the food industry with a new source of colorants and farmers with a new value added product for their crops.
A new treatment for people with diabetes and kidney disease reduced kidney failure rates by a third, according to a landmark trial.